Introduction to Media Studies
Explore how mass media affects cultural and social attitudes. Find the value in semiotic theory and other modes of textual analysis. Get a snapshot of how media ownership works and what the current media landscape looks like.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Relate specific texts to broader social contexts
- Understand the purpose of cultural and critical theory
- Understand the relationship between theory and practice
- Critically analyse media texts
- Understand the issues surrounding media ownership and production and distribution in Australia.
- Media Texts and Analysis
- Audiences and Representations
- Media Representations of Gender, Sexuality, Class and Race
- The Public Sphere and the Fourth Estate
- The Serious Business of Play
- Media Activism
- Media across National Borders
- The Ontology of Images
- Post modernity
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
- Textual Analysis (30%)
- Weekly Presentation (30%)